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Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Floral Marquetry Credenza 19th C | Ref. no. A2990 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2990
Price: £4,500.00
This is a superb antique early Victorian bow ended burr walnut,  Gonçalo alves and marquetry inlaid credenza, circa 1850...

This is a superb antique early Victorian bow ended burr walnut Gonçalo alves and marquetry inlaid credenza, circa 1850 in date.

The entire piece highlights the unique and truly exceptional pattern of the book matched burr walnut veneers on the top, and it has been enriched by the beautiful Gonçalo alves and the floral marquetry decoration.

This credenza has elegant panelled bow end doors that feature exquisite marquetry decorarion of bouquets of flowers with bows and ribbons and it has a pair of glazed doors in the centre. The central pair and the end pair of doors are  framed by  four columns each with stunning carved corbeils top and bottom.

The doors each open to reveal  a central shelf and  plenty of storage space for drinks, glasses and crockery. 

Its attention to detail and lavish decoration are certain to draw the eye wherever you choose to place it in your home.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 92 x Width 183 x Depth 45

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot x Width 6 foot x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

Our reference: A2990

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

 

Marquetry
is decorative artistry where pieces of material of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 92 x Width 183 x Depth 45

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 foot x Width 6 foot x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches

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